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The Private Company: A Legal and Business Guide for Owners and Managers, Second Edition
By: A. Paul Mahaffy, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.B.A., F.I.C.B.
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This book provides guidance to the owners and managers of private companies on how to deal with the many challenges they experience when establishing, operating and financing their companies. It contains chapters relating to starting up, dealing with employees, obtaining debt and equity financing, protecting intellectual property, creditor proofing, director duties and liabilities, dealing with shareholders, business succession and company governance. It essentially provides "one stop shopping" by giving an overview of the main issues which owners and managers should be aware of, so that they can be more proactive and better equipped to deal with their companies' shareholders, bankers, employees, and other stakeholders and reduce the likelihood of disputes arising.
About the Author

Paul Mahaffy is the author of Business Succession Guide, Private Company Shareholder Guide, Business Transactions Guide, The Private Company: A Legal and Business Guide for Owners and Managers, and Private Company Governance Guide, all published by Thomson Reuters. He maintains the blog Private Company Law: Cases and Comments. Paul has practised business law in Toronto, Canada with emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. He has acted as corporate counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Pacific Limited, and has served as the President of the New Brunswick and Canada Railroad Company and as a director of BNS Mortgage Corp. and Bluenose Investments Inc. He has been Chairman of the Corporations Acts and Securities Legislation Committees of the Canadian Bankers' Association, as well as Chair of the Business Law Section and Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Paul has a B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology and Psychology and LL.B. from Queen's University, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and has been certified as a specialist in corporate and commercial law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Paul is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Harvard University Negotiation Workshop. He has lectured at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and has been part of the training team for the Canadian Bar Association contract writing course for Cambodia bar admission students in Phnom Penh and for members of the Laos Bar in Vientiane. Paul has chaired a variety of Law Society and OBA programmes and has presented at the Law Society’s Special Lectures on Corporate & Commercial Law.

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